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A Four-Case Lacquer Inro
A Four-Case Lacquer Inro

EDO PERIOD (18TH CENTURY), SEALED SHIOMI MASANARI AND SIGNED GYONEN NANAJUSAI [AGE 70] SHIOMI MASANARI GA

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A Four-Case Lacquer Inro
Edo period (18th century), sealed Shiomi Masanari and signed Gyonen nanajusai [age 70] Shiomi Masanari ga
Lacquered with a black ground gradually changing to nashiji at the bottom and decorated with a dragonfly clinging to grasses in red and silver togidashi and gold takamaki-e, the reverse with a praying mantis in gold takamaki-e, interior cases black lacquer with fundame edges
2¾in. (7cm.) long
Provenance
Ralph Harari, sold Sotheby's, London, The Harari Collection of Inro, 28 March, 1974, lot 117
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